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Friday, July 16, 2004

Today is the last day of work for me. Few days ago, we had made a deal to wear formally on that fateful day ie. I and Kumar have to wear long sleeve preferably with a tie, and the girls to wear collar shirt, shirt and office shoes. However, Kumar told us he will not be wearing long sleeve shirt because he don't have got one and so agreed to tuck in his shirt instead. We agreed. Everyone came to the office casually except Kumar. I wore slightly different today with a polo-tee, Poh Lee wore a shirt and jeans, while Geraldine wore a blouse and a dress, and as for Kumar, he wore a collar shirt tucked into his pants. The whole scenairo was so awkward because Kumar was tricked. I could see that he felt disappointed with the way we dressed but he decided to forget about it and smiled especially when he saw a card made for him by Geraldine (definitely not by me). She made a card each for Kumar, Desment and Fadzli to express our or rather her appreciation towards their care and concern over the past 2 months or so. Geraldine was the one who suggested making cards for them. She was the one who suggested buying chocolates for them. She was the one. Poh Lee and I just couldn't see the need for all these. Perhaps we were heartless.
We did not do much of work before lunch perhaps because we were simply too excited. I repeat again - Today is the last day of work. We chatted, played and joked, waiting for lunch time.
Finally the bell for lunch time rang. It was drizzling at that time and so I volunteered to buy in lunch the 3 temps plus Fadzli. Fadzli handed me a $10 note saying that was for us. So this meant he gave us a Mee Goreng treat. The Mee Goreng was hot and spicy, without any meat with merely slices of cucumber and pieces of egg.
Mention of Fadzli reminds me of he being a liar, indecisive and irrespsonsible. He mentioned of giving us a Pizza Hut treat 1 day ago (14th July), making appointment on 15th July. I could not make it because I had already made prior arrangements that day. Fadzli then rescheduled the dinner treat to that day (14th July) instead. He asked what we wanted to eat so he could order for delivery. After he left for a meeting, I mentioned to the temps it could have been better if we ordered KFC instead. After several minutes, we realised Fadzli actually was behind us all along! He came back from the meeting very early and we did not even notice his presence. I guessed he must have heard all Poh Lee and I commented because he walked towards us and asked us to order KFC instead of Pizza Hut. Oops... I really couldn't understand why he couldn't make the call himself since he was the one giving the treat. I guessed he's not sincere at all. Few minutes later, he suggested to have lunch at Simei KFC instead on that day. If we had our lunch at Simei, we would need to take a cab to and fro between Norelco to Simei. All of us (temps) found that troublesome and a bit of a rush. The bell for lunchtime rang and we prepared ourselves for KFC at Simei. At this moment, Fadzli approached us and said perhaps it's a bit too rush for us and it would be better to make it tonight (14th July) instead. We could only shrugged and nodded. I really felt he was not sincere at all, making empty promises, making irresponsible decisions, etc. We made our way to AB food court for lunch. After we came back from our lunch, he told us he decided to give us a treat to a Thai banquet instead at Parkway Parade. This time we simply said "anything, you decide lor". We were indifferent this time because we knew all were lies. Few hours later, he apologised to us saying how sorry he was because he just remembered he had got something on and so had to postpone the treat to next week. Bingo! All were lies. Today (15th July), he told Kumar to make arrangements for the dinner treat next week. Why can't he organize the dinner himself since he's the one giving the treat? Isn't he is be the one asking us when are we free? We decided to have the dinner when Thuy is back from Vietnam. Seriously, I feel this dinner treat will not be successful and frankly speaking, I really do not like this arrangement. I cannot believe my eyes why such a simple dinner can be made so complicated. Could today's Mee Goreng treat be the treat he "always" wanted to give? I am not sure.

Let's get back to today and forget about Fadzli. The last hour of today was exciting. We rushed and used our fastest speed possible to complete whatever tasks we were holding onto. That was the speed I used to use on the first few days of work. I bet Kumar really will miss us after we left. He will be bored to death and life will be back to normal for him. There will have no one to joke with. Sigh...
Below is the sms he sent to Geraldine, Poh Lee and I after we left,
    "hi guys, first of all thanks for ur hardwork. Second thing i am sorry, i know behaved rudely to u guys sometimes, please don't take it personally,its all because of work stress. GOOD LUCK FOR UR FUTURE. KEEP SMILING.keep in touch MEOW"
My reply to him,
    "No lah.. you are nice most of the time. when in stress, remember to MEOW"
His reply to my sms,
    "I WILL"
All this meow came about because of Poh Lee. She has got the talent of imitating the meow of a cat. She demonstrated meowing today and she really impressed all of us. That's made all of us practising meowing the whole afternoon.. haha... I couldn't mastered the art of meowing but then I had mastered that art of making sounds made by a lizard. BTW, I recorded the meowing sound made by her onto my handphone and I will play that to my gf one day.
That's about it.

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